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Tee town of HavelocU has been umi.-u'ally joiet this Clivi3tuia3 time. The^a were no jports. and, beyond, s, Iviv iqu.93 fo,r the ohilnft Oju Mo.aday there was » teia-p.arty at Kaiuma, when over GOporsqns ihorouglily enjoyed thenisolvea, 11 i.m. the i'.s. Lyttcltou p.rhquuo^ Ijccvnval iv tUiu hrwteVi'j &Ui\ ;»i ua uarly hour oil TnJuHy iw*ni>*g •■mmovoiw iiloisuro-ccokui* CQiuineucßil lv umhvk on routa for Cmil Qxy. She left at sovon o'clock, and arrived safe at 13 p.m. The journey down and bauk was ouliveued by music anc danuing, The steamer returned to Havelook at 1« o'clock (midDight). "'■

At Crail Bay ] Tbe following were the events contested-— First class sailing race, 4 erftriea ; first pnze.^B, neond do. £2 — B ireU's King Fisher 1, Hutchiuson's Undine 2. Florinda and Friction also sailed. The Undine was a good second. Pair-oareJ race with coxswain, 4 entritß • first prize £3, second £1. Shamrock 1, Tui 2. This waß a fine race between the placed boata. Special prize (Dorreen's), Ist £4, 2nd 30 ; 4 e J n » leß> T , Fhct i°a 1. Shillalah 2. Nellie and Mary Bilton also competed. Sculler's race, 4 entries ; Ist prize £2 10a, 2nd 10a. Shamtock 1, Tui 2. Sea-gull aiid Southern Cross contested this event, the result being a close race for second place. LAND SPORTS. 200^s Flat Race. Ist prize 30s, second 10s ; six entries. Matini 1, W. Beader 2. Three-lecged Race. 4 entries. Prize 10a. Tiie first trial resulted m * dead heat between Dutton and Matini and Brown and Taylor the others not m it. The run off was m favor of the first-named, their opponents coming to grief. 100 yds Handicap. Ist p'ize 20s, 2nd 10s. 8 entries. Matini 1, W. Morison 2. This race proved the handicap, being won by less than 3ft. Hill Rnce. 9 entries. Ist prize £2. 2nd £1. J. O'Donnell 1, W. Taylor 2. Running High Jump. . 7 entries. Ist prize i £1, 2nd 10s. T. Pickering 1, Matini 2, i Reader a good third. Tag ot War, Price and Co. and Dorreen and Co, 7on each side ; prize 30a. This was a fine event, and resulted m a win for ; Dorreen and Co. i There were several boys' races daring the i day. The meeting was a decided success. Kaitona. 1 On December 27th the children nf the Hdrelock Sabuibau School met to enjoy their ; annual festivity. There were but few visitors present owing to the Crail Bay excursion. 1 Sixty-four children assembled, and evidently enjoyed the good things bo kindly provided ; for them. _ After tea the elders joined the • juveniles m games, and gave great pleasure. At sis o'clock the Chairman (Mr Moore) oE the Committee distributed many handsome prizes to the school children, and then addressed kind words to the visitors and children. He complimented the teacher (Mr H. ' L. Ssverne) on his success, and spoke of the favorable report at the last c <amination. The schoolroom was tastefnlly decorated with shrubs and flowers, and those present spent an enjoyable day.

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CHRISTMAS IN THE PBLOBUS., Marlborough Express, Volume XVI, Issue 304, 30 December 1881

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CHRISTMAS IN THE PBLOBUS. Marlborough Express, Volume XVI, Issue 304, 30 December 1881

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